Grateful Dead Live at Miami Arena on 1989-10-26
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Little Red Rooster
Me And My Uncle ->
Big River % Brown Eyed Women
Victim Or The Crime ->
Don't Ease Me In
Estimated Prophet ->
Dark Star ->
The Wheel ->
All Along The Watchtower ->
Stella Blue ->
Not Fade Away
And We Bid You Good Night
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|Little Red Rooster|
|Me And My Uncle ->|
|Brown Eyed Women|
|Victim Or The Crime ->|
|Don't Ease Me In|
|Estimated Prophet ->|
|Dark Star ->|
|The Wheel ->|
|All Along The Watchtower ->|
|Stella Blue ->|
|Not Fade Away|
|And We Bid You Good Night|
-- 2nd Set is seamless
-- Thanks to Paul Scotton and Joani Walker for the tapes
-- Tape flips in Dark Star and Not Fade Away patched with DSBD
- 2008-05-09 03:20:51
- Cassette Master (Tascam 122mkII) -> Apogee MiniMe (24bit/48k) ->
- Miami, FL
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Miami Arena
Subject: A must hear
Most notable is the Dark Star. One reviewer called it "horrifying", so my Deadhead friend and I now refer to this version as "the horrifying Dark Star". Actually, I can see how someone tripping out on acid could be totally freaked out by this. Depending on your point of view, this is either dissonant noise or brilliant abstract electronic music. I'll go with the latter.
The Space jam coming out of Drums feels like a continuation of Dark Star, only winding down into a more reflective mood. The transition into The Wheel is perfect.
Then, we get another perfect transition inot a smoking Watchtower. That gives way to an exquisite Stella Blue.Finally, the closing NFA, recalls the days when this was a premier jam song.
After all this, the encore simply had to be "We Bid You Goodnight". And it was.
Subject: Whatever happened to his precious self control..
(Get 'Transitive Nightfall' for the historic live statement)
This is a really good show!
Jerry was already fired up
and Brent just pushed that launch button
with the 10 minute Blow Away.
NFA much better in this era
when they didn't muddy it with the T-Stones
I really wish I could remember something about Miami
beyond just wanting to get to the West Coast of Florida
after the show.
Subject: 24th Trip Around the Sun
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: Possibly the highlight of a great year
And this show is no exception.....rather, it might be a prime example to point to as to why 1989 was such a year of late-era greatness for the GD.
Set 1 is fairly typical for this era, although the "Foolish Heart" opener is unusual, and does a great job kicking things off to a good start. Then, in less than an hour, the band is off the stage -- it's as if they know what coming up after the break, and want to get going fast.
Sure enough, it's a fantastic "Estimated Prophet" that starts things off. I always love the Brent-era versions of this song. His harmonies just bring out all the greatness that got left on the table when Donna was still in the mix. But wait -- what's this? Yep, one of only a half-dozen "Dark Stars" performed that entire decade (four of which were in 1989, if I needed more ammo to prove my point about the greatness of that year). And after a half-hour of psychedelic noodling, everything resolves into a wonderful "The Wheel'.
Mic dropped. Walk off stage. Be happy.
But nope -- there's more: "All Along the Watchtower" and "Stella Blue" for a perfect cap to the evening, with NFA ending it all off.
Really, just get a copy of this.
Subject: It doesn't get much better ...
Rest of the show is pretty solid; DS puts it over the top. Check out the long NFA -- it's not 12 minutes and change, but it's about 7:30 with a much longer Jerry solo than is typical for that time. Also, the band comes back for the encore with Jerry noodling in time with the crowd's chanting. Cool stuff.
Subject: The meltdown in Miami
Subject: can you tell by my name
Subject: Dark Star -> Jam
I think maybe the setlist should read:
Dark Star ->
...they fell out of Dark Star as soon as Jerry hit the last word of the lyrics on the 2nd verse.
Eh... it all rolls into one.
Subject: No labels,
Subject: Best Dark Star of the tour
Subject: A few of my favorite things...
This is a smokin show on tape...heh heh...I just said tape...I did have the tape right afterwards tho...I used to be on top of that, man.
Subject: The Last Epic Dark Star
Subject: Killer Dark Star